Elder Law

Dealing with aging family, long-term care and Medicaid planning can bring significant stress and uncertainty. As you deal with the unknowns of the future, KJK understands that making the right decisions about you or your loved one’s care can be overwhelming. Our Elder Law Group guides you through the process, tailoring long-term care plans to your unique needs.

Focus Area

Long-Term Care Planning

While no one wants to think about the idea of getting to a point where we cannot take care of ourselves, the fact is that about 70% of us will need long-term care services at some point in our golden years. The best approach is a proactive one, in order to prepare should the day come that you or your loved ones need long-term care. KJK’s Elder Law team can help walk you through this process and point you to the right resources. Whether in-home or facility care is needed, we provide our clients with guidance every step of the way, including reviewing admissions contracts and service agreements.

Special Needs Planning

If you are a caregiver to a child or loved one with special needs, you have probably thought about what their future may look like when you are no longer able to care for them. Drawing upon our extensive experience, our Elder Law Group is able to advise clients of benefits they might not know about. We are well versed in assisting with setting up special needs trusts to supplement your loved one’s Social Security and Medicaid benefits without affecting their eligibility. This helps your loved ones with disabilities maximize their assets or future inheritance while providing you with peace of mind.

Estate Planning

One of the most important conversations you can have with your family is about your estate planning. It is best to proactively plan instead of waiting until a crisis occurs. We understand this is a difficult conversation, and are here to help guide you through the planning process. Our team advises you regarding the necessary documents and drafts your trusts and wills, Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Powers of Attorney to plan for you and your loved one’s lifetime needs and for efficient administration, should something happen.

Medicaid Planning

Long-term care costs continue to increase. Our knowledgeable Elder Law Group can help you protect your assets from the threat of those expenses by assisting with Medicaid planning. We provide guidance through the entire process, from pre-planning asset protection through emergency or crisis planning for immediate long-term care needs. We guide you through the Medicaid process whether you are seeking long-term care at home, in an assisted living facility or in a skilled nursing facility.

Probate

When a loved one passes away or needs additional protection, having a skilled probate attorney by your side is essential to properly transfer assets and minimize the stress and challenges during this difficult time. Accessing and distributing those assets can be more difficult than you might think, even if the decedent created a will. KJK’s Elder Law attorneys provide support and direction to help minimize the time and financial burden that can come with the probate process. We represent executors and guardians and aid them in carrying out their responsibilities, as well as beneficiaries looking to contest a will or probate proceeding.

Trust Administration

We provide un-biased advice and guidance through the trust administration process every step of the way, with sensitivity to the fact that the time following a loved one’s death can be overwhelming and emotional. Trust administration can be complicated, but we are here to help facilitate the process and ease the stress for trustees while diminishing the risk of conflict among family members.